New this week in Myrtle Beach-area theaters

January 3, 2013 

  • Theater information •  Carmike Broadway 16 (Broadway at the Beach), 1175 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, 445-1616 or carmike.com •  Carmike Colonial 12 (Myrtle Beach mall), 10177 N. Kings Highway, North Myrtle Beach, 272-6598 or carmike.com •  Carmike Cinema BigD Theater, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, 445-1600 or carmike.com •  Cinemark at Myrtle Beach (Coastal Grand mall), 2100 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach, 839-3225 or cinemark.com •  Frank Theatres - Rivertowne Stadium 12, 220 Rivertowne Blvd., Conway, 365-9000 or franktheatres.com Frank Theatres - Coastal Cinemas 10, 5200 Bridgers Road, Shallotte, N.C., 910-754-7469 or franktheatres.com •  Frank Theatres - Inlet 11, 10125 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, 651-9400 or franktheatres.com •  Grand 14 at The Market Common, 4002 Deville St., Myrtle Beach, 282-0550 or www.stonetheatres.com

New this week

Texas Chainsaw 3D | Decades ago, residents of Newt, Texas, long suspected that the Sawyer family was responsible for the disappearances of many people. When their suspicions finally were confirmed, vigilantes torched the Sawyer compound and killed every member of the family – or so they thought.R. Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Scott Eastwood and Tania Raymonde.

Promised Land | Corporate sales partners Steve Butler and Sue Thomason arrive in a small town to secure drilling rights for a natural-gas company. They believe that the economic decline has done their work for them and that the townspeople will happily accept whatever offer they make. R. Starring: Matt Damon, John Krasinski and Frances McDormand.

Continuing

Allegiance | After being granted a questionable transfer that will keep him stateside as his National Guard unit deploys for Iraq, Lieutenant Danny Sefton becomes embroiled in a last minute AWOL attempt by one of his soldiers – forcing him to choose between his loyalties to the fleeing soldier, his unit and his fiancé. R. Starring: Seth Gabel, Shad “Bow Wow” Moss and Aidan Quinn.

Jack Reacher | One morning in an ordinary town, five people are shot dead in a seemingly random attack. All evidence points to a single suspect: an ex-military sniper who is quickly brought into custody. PG-13. Starring: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike and Robert Duvall.

This Is 40 | After many years of marriage, Pete is the sole male in a household that includes his wife, Debbie, and two young daughters. As Pete struggles to keep his record label afloat, he and Debbie navigate a three-week course of sex and romance, career victories and financial hardships, aging parents and maturing children. R. Starring: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and Megan Fox.

Django Unchained | Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django is a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz. Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. R. Starring: Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz.

Les Miserables (2012) | Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. PG-13. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.

Parental Guidance | Old school grandfather Artie, who is accustomed to calling the shots, meets his match when he and his eager-to-please wife Diane agree to babysit their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents go away for work. But when 21st century problems collide with Artie and Diane’s old school methods of tough rules, lots of love and old-fashioned games, it’s learning to bend – and not holding your ground – that binds a family together. PG. Starring: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei.

The Guilt Trip | An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention. PG-13. Starring: Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand and Kathy Najimy.

Monsters, Inc. 3D | Monsters, Incorporated is the largest scare factory in the monster world and James P. Sullivan is one of its top Scarers. Sullivan is a huge, intimidating monster with blue fur, large purple spots and horns. His Scare Assistant, best friend and roommate is Mike Wazowski, a green, opinionated, feisty little one-eyed monster. Visiting from the human world is Boo, a tiny girl who goes where no human has ever gone before. G. Starring: John Goodman, Billy Crystal and Mary Gibbs.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey | Bilbo Baggins lives a simple life with his fellow hobbits in the shire, until the wizard Gandalf arrives and convinces him to join a group of dwarves on a quest to reclaim the kingdom of Erebor. PG-13. Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage.

Life of Pi | The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper’s son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean. PG. Starring: Suraj Sharma, Irfan Khan and Tabu.

Rise of the Guardians | When an evil spirit called Pitch becomes bent upon taking over the world by inspiring fear in the hearts of kids everywhere, a group of our greatest heroes – Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost – band together for the first time, determined to stand in Pitch’s way. PG. Starring: Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman and Jude Law.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 | Bella awakens – as a vampire – from her life-threatening labor, and her newborn daughter, Renesmee, proves to be very special indeed. While Bella adjusts to her new state of being, Renesmee experiences accelerated growth. PG-13. Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.

Skyfall | Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. PG-13. Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes.

Lincoln | As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. PG-13. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and David Straithairn.

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